As countries around the world expand their immunization programs to reach more children and to incorporate new and under-utilized vaccines, high implementation costs often exceed public immunization budgets.

Americans have forgotten our fear of polio. We think of it as a disease of our parents’ generation; a bygone threat. America has not seen a case of wild poliovirus since 1979.

On October 13, Mike McQuestion, Director of Sabin’s Sustainable Immunization Financing (SIF) program, spoke to officials in the parliament in Tbilisi, Georgia, lauding the country’s impressive performance on immunization and calling for other countries to follow its example.

Dr. Sazaly has been involved with dengue research for over 20 years and has also maintained strong research interest in emerging infectious diseases. His interest in dengue, in particular, is rooted in its knowledge gaps: “it is a fascinating disease needing a lot more research to take on.” In an interview with DVI, Dr. Sazaly shares more on his views of dengue prevention and control and needs in the dengue research field.

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